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Slave Haven / Burkle Estate Museum

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Address: 826 N Second St, Memphis, TN 38107
Phone Number: 901-527-3427
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Description: Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this...
Visitors can tour the tunnels used by runaway slaves who stopped at this plantation, one of the stations of the Underground Railroad.
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Very informative. Reasonable rate for the tour. No photos allowed though. Easy to find. Only 4 blocks north of the bus station.

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5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
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Lawrenceville, Illinois

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Lawrenceville, Illinois
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Very informative. Reasonable rate for the tour. No photos allowed though. Easy to find. Only 4 blocks north of the bus station.

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Collierville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

I think one's experience here depends on the time of day and who gives the tour. We arrived close to the end of the day in pouring rain and I got the feeling the guides were in a hurry to get the work day over. I do understand, but still..... We arrived about 10 minutes after a group had started... More 

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Columbia
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61 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

This museum is a great opportunity to see the underground railroad. The tour is a little fast to actually enjoy all of the wonders this home has to offer. It has a lot of information on the transatlantic slave trade and it is a great place to visit. I would have enjoyed it more if there would have been more... More 

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Jacksonville FL
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

I read the reviews on this place and a couple left me thinking I won't bother going to see it. But my tour guide Carolyn of "A Tour of Possibility took us. I was totally move with the information I received about the history of this underground rail road. What I felt and felt is nothing to compare to reading... More 

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Memphis, Tennessee
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

I visited this museum with a group of homeschool kids of all ages. It was such an interesting experience. We were lucky enough to have the museum director as our tour guide. She was so knowledgeable and explained things so all of the children understood.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was one of the key stops of the Underground Railroad. The tour guide very informative and knowledgeable of the history of the house and the Underground Railroad. We learned several things that you may not read about in the history books. Will likely give you a new perspective as it did us. House is small so tour is short.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

The tour was very unorganized. When we arrived, another group was there in the middle of their tour. The tour guide rushed us through a portion of the tour to catch us up with the other group. She was talking so fast I could hardly keep up. Once she put us with the other group, she slowed down a bit... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

So impactful and humbling! This house is such an interesting part of Tennessee and American history that not many are exposed to. The tour guides are extremely knowledgeable and give you the opportunity to see what African Americans had to endure in their journey to freedom.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We (a family of four from Norway with kids 12 and 15) had read about this place on Tripadvisor and decieded to visit. At first we didn´t think we had come to the right place. It was a small house in a poor neighborhood, and the entrance was from the back of the house. We came into a big crowd... More 

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Elk River, Minnesota
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have always been interested in the underground railroad. but there is only a short mention and 1 area that is on the subject. we started the next part of the tour up stairs. its hot and crowded and hard to hear if you are near the back of the group. not far into the tour it turned political. if... More 

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